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Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan
District Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community
Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins
Swan Upping 2017
Grants available for Abingdon Clubs and Societies
Community Led Plan Update
Contractors required for building works to Guildhall

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The Abingdon Fairs
Published on: 14 Oct 2016
The Runaway Fair will take place this coming Monday, 17th October from midday onwards. This historic fair, which takes place a week after the Michaelmas Fair, dates back to the fourteenth century.The fairs were the medieval equivalent of job fairs, where agricultural workers could find employment for the coming year. The Runaway Fair was named because it was a chance for anyone who had made a mistake at the Michaelmas Fair and had started work with a master who was perhaps cruel or untrustworthy or they simply did not get on with,  to literally run away and find another farm to work on. Over... more
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Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 13 Oct 2016
Abingdon County Hall Museum presents The Battle of the Somme, by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and WW1 relic hunter Rick Stevens. An informative talk, artefacts display and memorial evening to mark the centenary of one of the most infamous battles of World War I. Exploring some of the actual weapons and equipment used in that fateful battle, Rick and Gareth discuss what really happened 100 years ago at the Somme.  Both speakers return to Abingdon by popular demand following a succession of well-received lectures on Trench Warfare, The Napoleonic Wars and The War of the Roses, and... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Shopping
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Published on: 07 Oct 2016
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  It is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street.  This historic street fair has its origins in the labour problems which prevailed after the Black Death of 1348/9.  Men were hired for agricultural work at Michaelmas and the Fair provided an  opportunity for staff to be hired for the next 12 months.  The Fair remained partly a hiring fair until the 20th Century and the smaller fair, held a... more
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Outdoors
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
MG, racing, Abingdon, museum, exhibition, cars, history, classic, motor, Brooklands, Monte Carlo, Mille Miglia
Published on: 03 Oct 2016
MG have been in the realms of motorsport since their inception in the 1920’s. Fighting against the biggest names in Motorsport including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti, MG has been part of an elite racing heritage that has seen them win challenging circuits and break the toughest records. From 30 September to 20 December, this exhibition will highlight the best of MGs participation in competitive motorsport and celebrate a remarkable racing heritage, all conceived by an Abingdon based car manufacturer. Discover the history of the record-breakers built in Abingdon. Learn about the drivers and... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Royal Logistic Corps to exercise the Freedom of the Vale of the White Horse
Published on: 28 Sep 2016
The following press release has been received from the Vale of White Horse District Council: Local residents and visitors are invited to attend a march through Abingdon on Saturday 1st October involving over 100 soldiers from 3 and 4 Regiments Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) granted freedom of the Vale. Service personnel from the Dalton Barracks based Regiments will march through the town in a display of ceremony and tradition accompanied by services band musicians. Starting at 10.50am they will begin at the fire station and progress to Market Place where Vale of White Horse Chairman, Cllr. Mike... more
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Market Place
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 10 Sep 2016
Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town. The Michaelmas Fair - which runs from the Market Place through the High Street and the entire length of Ock Street, dates back to the middle ages and is the longest street fair in Europe.  It moves in on Sunday 9th October and is open to the public on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October. The following week the smaller Runaway Fair takes place in the Market Place and the High Street (to its junction with West St Helen Street). It moves in on Sunday 16th October and will be open to the public on Monday 17th October.   Town centre shops and... more
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
Published on: 20 Jul 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.  Heritage Open Days is a national annual event that offers a unique... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping, Sports & Leisure, Town Administration, Wine & Dine
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 06 Jul 2016
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested.  The Council has consulted and kept residents updated throughout the Development Project and is now organising an Open Day at which the architects and Councillors will be present to explain the plans and receive your comments. This will take place in the Roysse Room at the Guildhall (Bridge Street entrance) on Saturday 23rd July 2016 between 10am and 2pm. Please come along to take a look and to make... more
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Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 02 Jul 2016
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement: "The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.' "After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted. "The Council has a long standing policy on which flags it flies from the County Hall. These flags are the Union Flag, the Flag of St George (England), the Town Flag and, annually, the Commonwealth and the Armed Forces... more
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 30 Jun 2016
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance.  This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July. "When you go home, tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today." (Kohima Epitaph)
Category:
Outdoors
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

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